Kirsten Strom, Ph.D.

Kirsten Strom, Ph.D.

"The liberal education aspect of the degree here at Grand Valley is really good at developing transferable skills. No matter what the students end up doing, they'll do it well." - Kirsten Strom, Art and Design Department Read More

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Glen Oaks Community College

Program Guide: Communication Studies

First Year

First Semester
ENG 121 3
MATH 151 4
World Perspectives elective 4
Elective 4
Second Semester
ENG 122 3
COM 150 3
Social Science elective 4
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Science Lab elective 4
Humanities elective 4
Elective 4
COM 110 3
Second Semester
Elective 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Science elective 3
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A.. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • Students may want to consider transferring after one year on basic courses. None of the prerequisite freshman/sophomore courses are not available at GOCC.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities elective must be a non-COM course.   Please check with your community college for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ENG 234, ANTH 201, LNG 261, REL 231, HIST 102
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 201, SOC 121, SOC 220, HIST 201, HIST 202
  • Possible electives:  ART 260, ART 260



Communications is a multidisciplinary liberal arts and professional field. At Grand Valley a student may choose a general major in communication studies  or one of seven specialized majors. These majors include: Film and Video Production, Photography, Theatre, Advertising and Public Relations, Broadcasting, Journalism, and Health Communications.

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